I admit it. I don't easily fit a "type." On the one hand, I can
change a tire in under ten minutes, but on the other hand I know
very little about national sports. I am politically
liberal/progressive, but I am also Christian. I can easily get
engrossed in a good novel or in the shoe section at Nordstrom Rack.
The fact that I grew up in two very different cultures--Cairo and
Chicago--can probably explain some of it . . . the rest is still a
My most important passions are human rights/social justice, faith,
literature and the arts, and design. I also like good lattes.
I love to travel, but be forewarned. It's a little dangerous to
travel with me because: 1) I tend to wander because I really want
to "know" the space I'm in, 2) I am willing to take risks to get
good photos, and 3) I am not afraid of heights.